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Italian Christmas Cookies

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Italian Christmas Cookies
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 25 min
  • Servings 60
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Ricotta and lemon...because sometimes you need to shake tradition up a bit. ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 egg

2 cups icing sugar
4 to 5 tablespoons lemon juice
Assorted holiday candy sprinkles

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir Cookie ingredients until soft dough forms.
  • 2
    With floured hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 3 minutes; remove from baking sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 3
    In small bowl, beat icing sugar and lemon juice until glaze is smooth and can be easily spread. Spread glaze over cookies; immediately top with candy sprinkles. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Ricotta cookies with lemon are a traditional Italian Christmas dessert.
  • For even baking, make sure the cookies are the same size and shape.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 60 cookies
Calories
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2.5
Saturated Fat
1.5
Trans Fat
0
Cholesterol
10
Sodium
40
Dietary Fiber
0
Sugars
8
Protein
0
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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